I was a little apprehensive about this book going in. I’m always a little leery when the heroine has been in love with the hero basically her whole life. And Beatrix HAS been in love with Dane her whole life. Now he is recovering from a bull riding accident and she helping to nurse him back to health.
What sold me on this story was the distinction between a longtime crush and real love. Bea is self-aware about her infatuation, she realizes she didn’t really know Dane, and didn’t have any expectations about a real future for them until he was interested in her as well. I thought Bea and Dean’s transition from family friends to lovers was pretty seamless and made sense.
Maisey Yates writes the most romantic prose. I think I highlighted half of this book because I just kept swooning over her poetic and passionate words. I felt like the story had an almost fantastical element, in the best way, because of the location, a secluded cabin, and the gorgeous writing.
Dane’s abrupt change of heart was just that… abrupt. I didn’t really believe his priorities had/could change that fast. Luckily, I love the way he loved Bea so I will forgive him. But it did keep me from giving this book five stars.
While this book does stand alone, I was really glad I read GOOD TIME COWBOY first. Lindy was a big part of this book and many of the events that were resolved in this story happened in GOOD TIME COWBOY.
Overall, this was another lovely and emotional escape read. I can’t get enough Maisey Yates in my life!
**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**
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